The path to Europe’s handsome 17 ½-10 ½ Ryder Cup victory was set when the team were at their lowest ebb – 3-0 down on the opening morning, believes captain Thomas Bjorn.
Ryder Cup: Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood lead Europe to a four point lead for the Sunday singles
Inspired by the unbeaten “Moli-Wood” pairing of Open champion Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe will take a commanding four-point lead into the final day singles at the 42nd Ryder Cup after a another dominating day at Le Golf National near Paris.
Thomas Bjorn will lean massively on experience after picking four men with 20 appearances and 48 points between them for his wildcards for the contest against the USA in Paris this month.
Being 158 years old and this being the 147th version, it’s naturally assumed by some that everything done at the Open Championship is dripping in tradition. But not everything.
Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood have pulled out of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane to protect their chances of success in the Open Championship at Carnoustie next week.
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Rory McIlroy breezed past press men – well dodged really, because there’s not that much room in the Dundonald mixed zone – with a rare after-round snub that indicates just how frustrating his current slump has become.
Henrik Stenson is back in Ayrshire, just a few miles north of his great triumph of a year ago, but there’s definitely something different about him.
Justin Rose has put his near loss at Augusta to bed and is ready to have a massive summer as he celebrates the event where he went from autograph hunter to giver.
It’s that week of the year when there is no golf anywhere to speak of, so a columnist’s eye turns to fond reminisence of a season wandering the fairways to the sweet sound of birdsong and the “ping” as titanium alloy strikes durable thermoplastic.